|Choose Your Objective||Recommendation||Est Price for 1 unit|
|Low cost, 10 minutes to start, Arduino compatible||WisNode-LoRa. Quick Start or Buy Now||$26|
|Arduino-based and connect basic sensors||Adafruit Feather M0. Requires a bit of soldering and some tinkering. Find out more or Buy Now (from Nicegear)||$62|
|MicroPython programmable module with LoRa, BLE, WiFi||LoPy. Requires some knowledge of Python or experience with programming using IDEs. Quick Start or Find out more about dev kit or Buy Now||$107|
|Use a standard tool chain (mbed) to build an end node||STM32 Nucleo pack P-NUCLEO-LRWAN1 (Cortex M0 and Semtech SX1272). Find out more or buy from STMicroelectronics.||~$101|
|Put in battery and see LoRaWAN in action immediately||Off-the-shelf, pre-configured sensors. Find out more||From $150|
Building Nodes/Devices to Connect to KotahiNet
There are two basic options- either run the LoRaWAN (network) stack on the MCU or on the LoRa module. Increasingly, people are preferring the former but both options are available.
LoRaWAN on MCU
The advantages of this option is using a single MCU to run both the LoRaWAN stack and custom application firmware.
STM32 Nucleo pack for LoRa and certified embedded software solution (I-CUBE-LRWAN) provides the means to set up a complete Class A LoRaWAN node.
LoRaWAN on LoRa module
This option requires 2 MCUs but allows using simple AT type commands to communicate with the LoRa modem.
Waspmote demo code is a quick (but not the cheapest) way to build a complete device
SODAQ’s LoRaONE is a tiny but fully featured choice
IMST’s iU880A is a USB device to easily get started with LoRaWAN and KotahiNet
GlobalStat’s LM-130 is a LoRaWAN certified module with a convenient evaluation board
RisingRF module with standalone USB AT modem
Complete range of LoRaWAN modules, things, platforms, and dev tools from global suppliers